20th ranked Lady Vols avoid upset in close win over Ole Miss

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The 20th ranked Lady Vols beat Ole Miss in a tightly contested game on Thursday night, 68-67.

Tennessee struggled in the first quarter. They turned the ball over seven times, which equated to nearly 40 percent of their possessions. The Lady Vols finished the first quarter with eight points, trailing Ole Miss by 10.

They had a much better second quarter, outscoring the Rebels 22-15. Tennessee went into halftime with a three-point deficit. It was the first time the Lady Vols trailed Ole Miss at halftime since 2016.

Tennessee reduced the Rebels’ lead to one point on four occasions in the third quarter, but could not take the lead. Then, a three-point play by Rennia Davis tied the game. Later, she gave the Lady Vols their first lead of the contest with a pair of free throws with 3:07 to go in the quarter.

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